Library antagonisms

Our latest guest blog comes from Charlie, a first-year PhD student in the Architecture by Design program at the University of Edinburgh.  He is studying the architecture of prisons and the potential for such architecture to directly exert moral influence upon inmates.  And he is tired of hearing references to Foucault. I went to the National Library … Continue reading Library antagonisms

LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN

This guest blog post is by Katerina Pantoula, a Year 2 PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the processing of complex syntactic structures by bilingual children who speak English and Greek residing in the Scottish Lowlands, from which she collects primary linguistic data. Having received funding … Continue reading LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN

Student Development Fund Report: Learning to work with ‘too much’ information

Jonathan is a textile historian and tapestry weaver studying at the University of Glasgow. He is applying his knowledge of weave-structures to research the design and manufacture of mass-produced carpets, using the archives of the Glasgow-based firm, James Templeton & Co. Ltd.   Is too much a bad thing? Discussion with colleagues suggests that a common part of the PhD … Continue reading Student Development Fund Report: Learning to work with ‘too much’ information

Feminism & Frocks

The SGSAH Summer School is coming up in just a few weeks (there's still time to register, click here) and I am very much looking forward to attending a session at the Glasgow Women's Library on Feminist Research Methods & Networks (organised in collaboration with the Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland). I have been asked to prepare a five … Continue reading Feminism & Frocks